STUDENT TRAINEE (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Jun 15, 2019
Closes
Jun 22, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This a TEMPORARY NOT-TO-EXCEED (NTE) September 30, 2019 position. It will not be converted to permanent and the selectee has no guarantee of further employment.

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Responsibilities

The incumbent will serve in a student trainee developmental capacity and receive formal classroom and/or on-the-job training in the principles, concepts, and work processes to specialize in the Information Technology Management fields of study.
  • Assignments build on prior training to expand the student's understanding of the organization, the programs, policies and objectives of the agency.
  • Assignments will provide experience in the application of principles, procedures, and work methods to actual routine operating situations.
  • Assignments are oriented toward the concepts of Information Technology, Business Information Systems, and Project Management from a curriculum relationship standpoint and are integrated with overall Information Management concepts and techniques in accordance with the functional setting of the training/work.
  • Assignments are designed to provide the opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge and actual work experience in the field of Information Technology.
  • The incumbent will receive instructions on the purpose, scope and limitations of assignments as well as expected deadlines and priorities.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a degree-seeking student.
  • Must be taking at least half-time course load, as defined by your school.
  • Remain in good academic standing in accordance with Participant Agreement.
  • Selective Service Requirements: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • Transcript must state major, earned credit hours, and cumulative GPA.
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Security Requirements: Non-Sensitive
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
  • Drug Testing Designated Position: No
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized


Qualifications

To qualify you must meet the eligibility and education requirements. Your qualifications are evaluated based upon your total amount of COMPLETED education.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Students must be a citizen of the United States or lawfully admitted to the United States as a permanent resident or otherwise authorized to be employed.
  • Current students enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an accredited college (including 4-year colleges/universities, community colleges, and junior colleges); professional, technical, vocational, and trade school; advanced degree programs; or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate. Students must be taking at least half-time course load, as defined by your school and remain in good academic standing in accordance with the Pathways Participant Agreement.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • GS-3 Level Qualifications: Successful completion of one academic year of post-high school education. (One academic year of undergraduate education is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in an accredited college or university.)

Management prefers students currently enrolled in the following degree programs: Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Mathematics or closely related fields, OR a degree program that provides at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: IT, Cybersecurity, Computer Science, and Mathematics .

Education

**You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Your transcripts must indicate a passing grade to be creditable towards the required hours. Unless otherwise stated: Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

Additional information

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

Salary Information: The hourly rate range for the positions/grades to be filled are as follows: GS-2299-03, Step 01= $14.48 - GS-2299-03, Step 10=$18.82. ** Please note: Most student positions will be filled at the entry level which is represented by the lower end of the rate ranges.

Please review the General Information and Definitions at: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/GenAppInfoDef.pdf

Reemployed Annuitants: This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf

INFORMATION FOR VETERANS is available at: http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/veterans.aspx

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

To determine if you are qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be evaluated and reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements outlined above.

Military Spouse Preference: If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position you must provide a complete Application Package. Each Application Package MUST include:
  • Resume: Listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment, duties performed, and your anticipated graduation date . If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible.
  • TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR PROOF OF ENROLLMENT: Unofficial transcripts are required to verify current degree program, successfully completed course work, and cumulative GPA. Your transcripts MUST clearly identify your major, earned credit hours, and cumulative GPA. If you are changing schools and only have an acceptance letter from the new school, you are required to provide transcripts from your previous school along with the acceptance letter from the school you will attend. If your transcripts do not state your major and degree program, you must submit a letter on school letterhead identifying your major and degree program. If selected, official transcripts will be required. Note: If you are a recent graduate, you must also show proof of enrollment in another degree or certificate program to be considered.
  • CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE: You must submit your current class schedule to verify you are taking at least half-time course load. If current term has been completed, you must provide your class schedule for the next enrolled term.
  • OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONNAIRE: This is to be completed online. Make sure you click the "Submit My Answers" button at the end of the questionnaire.

NOTE: If you fail to provide the above listed documents, your application package will be considered incomplete and you will be found ineligible.

VETERANS: If you are eligible for veterans preference you must indicate the type of preference you are claiming. All veterans must submit a DD-214 (Member Copy 4). If claiming 10-point preference, you must also submit an SF-15 and any other proof that you are eligible for 10-point preference. If you are currently on active duty, you must submit an official statement of service from your command or other official documentation that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions. **The "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. Documentation required: Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months)

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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